The joys of teaching Thai adults

Why they are so much more rewarding than kids

If anyone was coming to Thailand to teach I would recommend they teach adults as it will be a much more rewarding experience for them. You will also have lower stress levels and enjoy talking about a range of topics with students who, on the whole, want to be there.


10 things they don’t tell you about teaching in Thailand

The quirky Thai nuances

You may well be the one doing the teaching, but that doesn't mean you won't learn a thing or two along the way.


Enhancing understanding

Getting students to enjoy using dictionaries in class

Understanding is one of the keys in making a lesson interesting. Students stay tuned to the repertoire of activities presented, deepen their liking for the subject, and look forward to more English encounters.


Thoughts on the Thais' English-speaking ability

Methaya Sirichit

OK I have read a variety of opinions on the topic of 'Why can't Thais speak English?' Some are correct but some are outright shallow.


On teaching classroom language

Getting students to use simple English all the time

Whenever confronted with students who speak Thai in class, I considered it an opportune moment to teach them the right structures.


The 'Hour of Code' is here

Computer coding is going to become an essential skill for all students

Simply learning how to use popular software applications is no longer enough for today's students. Other countries are waking up to this reality and education departments have reformed their computer studies curriculum to introduce students to the basic principles of computer science from an early age.


Who gets the call when their arms are raised?

Which student gets the teacher's questions and why?

Here are the different groups of students within a typical class. They are quite distinctive and there's not really much of a gray area between them.


My ideas for change

James

Having taught at government and private schools I echo the frustration of native English teachers when it comes to Thais being poor in English.


Why can't Thais speak English?

Some of these students have had over 2,000 hours of English.

Considering that English has been the international language of tourism and commerce for I don't know how many decades now, and there are I don't know how many thousands of English teachers all over the country, why is the general level of English so poor?


An effective way of learning

Interesting new teaching methods that originated in Israel

Lucky are the schools that use this module for students will surely learn to speak, read, write and listen much better than the usual way of teaching.

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